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Birmingham Dental

9 Waterfront Walk, Birmingham, West Midlands, B1 1TX

9 Waterfront Walk, Birmingham, West Midlands, B1 1TX

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Sustainable Solution to Missing Teeth

Dental implants are one of the most common methods of tooth replacement. Self-confidence plays a huge part in people wanting this treatment. We understand that not having the smile you want can really affect an individual.

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Amit Patel

Dental Implant Treatment

Amit Patel is a leading name in dental implant procedures. We ensure every patient that walks through the door is provided with great service and is guided through their treatment plans.

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Dental implants are life changing

This treatment is so important not only for aesthetic reasons but for your general oral health. It is important to have any missing teeth addressed right away to prevent any further damage to the surrounding gum. The health implications make it a very necessary treatment.

Having a functional mouth and the ability to eat food comfortably is something that is taken very much for granted. A quality dental implant acts in the entirely same way, helping with functionality and providing a permanent solution to a denture. Having the luxury of being able to eat freely without the thought of having to remove a denture every time is something that sways a lot of people to go forward with the treatment.

Each procedure is unique for every patient

We offer a number of treatment plans depending on the individual needs and requirements. If you are missing a single tooth or several teeth, we have solutions to every case. We have a team of professionals here at Birmingham Dental Specialists that have worked with a number of patients with a wide variety of cases and dental implant requirements. Our specialists will provide a very detailed consultation prior to any procedure that will inform you of the process and what the next steps will be. We have a reputation for providing excellent results for every patient and you can ensure everyone leaves smiling.

A dental implant is a small titanium screw placed within the jaw to act as an artificial root. Titanium is well tolerated and works well as a durable material.

We maintain as much of the natural tooth as possible

No trimming of the tooth is required and as long as the teeth are healthy, we can try and maintain as many natural teeth as possible. An implant and dental crown will help minimise the amount of bone that will be lost in the area of the missing tooth. This is important as preserving bone helps to maintain your natural teeth.

Our team understand that every case is different and we can tailor each treatment to your specific needs. The team have a huge amount of experience and know what looks good and what doesn’t. Again, working alongside to help deliver the patient the smile they want, we ensure that every patient leaves happy with the final outcome. We have a number of financial options and this shouldn’t be the key factor that is holding you back from making this life-changing decision.

Single Tooth – Step By Step

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Step 1

The need to replace a missing tooth could be the result of an accident or because there was no predisposition for a tooth at birth.

Step 2

The dental implant is installed in the jaw bone. No healthy teeth are affected or damaged. With other replacement solutions, adjacent teeth might need to be ground down to support a bridge.

Step 3

The abutment is attached to the dental implant. A crown is then placed on the abutment, fitting perfectly at the edge of the gum.

Step 4

The new tooth is now complete and it is virtually impossible to see the difference between the existing teeth and the new tooth.

Several Teeth – Step By Step

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Step 1

Some people loose teeth in the back of the mouth. This is typically caused by gum infection (periodontitis) or by teeth cracking due to previous fillings.

Step 2

Between two and four dental implants are installed for a dental implant bridge. This solution does not affect your own teeth. The bridge will function for many years, regardless of the condition of your existing teeth.

Step 3

Abutments are attached to the dental implants. The next step is to fit a bridge; the new set of teeth is placed on the abutments.

Step 4

The dental implant bridge is now in place and can withstand the strong chewing forces that occur in the back of the mouth. It feels and functions like natural teeth.

Replacing All Teeth – Step By Step

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Step 1

If you have lost all your teeth in one or both jaws, you can choose a permanently anchored dental implant bridge or a removable prosthesis that is connected to two or more dental implants. This is called an overdenture. This type of overdenture remains in place more firmly than a conventional removable prosthesis. For the most natural looking solution, the permanently anchored dental implant bridge is the answer when the prerequisites are met.

Step 2

For a permanently anchored dental implant bridge, several dental implants are installed to form a good foundation. Because the dental implants are anchored in the jawbone, they stimulate the bone tissue and help to maintain healthy bone levels and facial structures.

An overdenture involves installing two or more dental implants that will be used as a secure foundation to attach the prosthesis.

Step 3

The abutments are attached to the dental implants and the bridge is fitted in place. All dental work is performed according to your prerequisites and wishes.

Step 4

The dental implant bridge, or the overdenture, is now in place. It looks and functions like normal teeth. You can now eat whatever you like and laugh without having to worry about the prosthesis falling out.

Oral Surgery

Oral surgery is not as bad as you think

Our team of experts here at Birmingham Dental Specialists have a considerable amount of experience regarding oral surgery. We understand that it can be a daunting thought but our team are here to help you throughout the process.

We have a team here at BDS that have a wealth of experience in treating these issues. Again, we know how some people can be apprehensive when visiting the dentist. Your oral health should be your number one priority.

We have dealt with a variety of unique cases. We will make sure that you are guided through the entire process and kept informed about any big decisions regarding your procedure. We have a team here that is hugely compassionate. Our team will make sure that you are as comfortable as possible during your time here at Birmingham Dental Specialists.

It is a comprehensive assessment that allows for us to take a detailed oral assessment of the patient. It will help us establish any issues and whether you require any further treatment. It takes into consideration a number of factors to make it as comfortable for you as possible. We keep a close eye on your situation and make sure that we stay on top of any developments.

Maintaining good oral hygiene will help you in the long run

Ensuring that you maintain good oral hygiene, you may be able to prevent any further damage to the mouth. Plaque buildup is another big reason as to why these problems can occur. Making sure that you regularly floss and maintain brushing at least twice a day using preferably an electric toothbrush, you can help prevent these issues. If you are past this point, our team of dentists will be able to provide you with an accurate plan in regards to going forward to the surgery stage. Fillings are an option that we can use to help seal any holes that the plaque has produced. Again, this depends on each individual situation and our team are here to inform you about any of these big decisions.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are dental implants?

A dental implant is fitted to the jawbone and acts as a support to a single or multiple false teeth. Implants are attached using a titanium screw and means that they are a permanent fixture and are designed to act in the exact same way your natural teeth would.

How do I know dental implants are completely safe?

Dental implants have been trialled and tested over a number of years. They have now been developed so well that they can last a lifetime with the right care and treatment and here at Birmingham Dental Specialists.

What if I still have some healthy teeth?

That is perfectly fine. We are able to replace any number of teeth and if it's one tooth or multiple teeth, we can help change your smile completely.

Do you always use implants to treat missing teeth?

It all comes down to the health of your jawbone and if there isn’t enough bone to work with or if it isn’t strong enough, we look to other options.

Do implants hurt?

A surgical procedure is required when placing the implant and is carried out under local anaesthetic. Our team can also arrange for sedation if you do not feel comfortable being awake during the treatment. You should not feel any pain during the procedure but you may be in slight discomfort during the following week; this is perfectly normal and should be expected.

Will I have my new teeth right away?

It is a pretty long process but like all good things, they take time. The implant fitting needs to bond with the bone which can take up to three months in the lower jaw and up to six with the upper jaw. If you are having multiple teeth replace, you will have a temporary denture in the meantime and means that you can wear them throughout the healing process.

How long can I expect the treatment to last?

The treatment time can vary depending on your personal situation and how much work is required but roughly, you can expect between 3-6 months. This is from the initial assessment to the dentures being ready to fit on to the implants. Our dentists are highly experienced and will be able to tell you straight away how long your treatment will last, giving you a more accurate time scale.

Will my dental implants be tough to maintain?

Not at all. Maintaining your implants will be just like looking after your old teeth. Ensuring you are regularly brushing and keeping them clean, they should last for a number of years. Our team will be able to show you techniques how to maintain cleaning your gums and the surround areas of your implants and this should give you the information you need to make them last for as long as they possibly can.

How can I prevent gum disease with my implants?

As long as you make sure that you keep them clean and maintain them as our team tell you to, then they should be fine. Eliminating habits that are also going to cause harm like smoking is also vital to your implants lasting as long as they can. You shouldn’t have any problems as long as you look after them.

Will my implants show?

Our team here at Birmingham Dental Specialists are highly skilled and experienced and will ensure that your implants do not show. We use the latest technology and the highest quality implants and fit them with this in mind. We have various consultation periods to cover these details in much more depth.

How many implants get fitted during my procedure?

If you are missing a number of teeth, you may need two or three implants fitted to your mouth to support a bridge. To replace all teeth in one jaw, a minimum of six implants is normally required depending on the strength of the jaw. It is usually 2 teeth per implant as a rule of thumb.

Can the teeth be removed from my implant?

Depending on how many teeth have been fitted to your implant, they cannot normally be removed and can be only taken out by your dentist. If you have had a full set replaced, then these can normally be removed to clean.

What if the implant doesn't work?

This happens very rarely. If the implant becomes loose during the healing period or just after, then it is easily removed and healing takes place in the normal way. Once the jaw has healed, another implant can be placed there.

Is the treatment expensive?

In many situations the cost of the treatment is only a little more than the cost of more conventional treatment with crowns and bridges. Dental implants can be expected to last for 15 years, at least. Many patients with dental implants would consider this treatment as a worthwhile investment in their health and well-being.There are other advantages too. An implant to replace a single tooth avoids the need to cut down the teeth either side for crowns to support a bridge. Poorly fitted dentures often mean you can’t eat or speak well due to the dentures moving about. Teeth attached to an implant do not cause this problem.

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